Everyday Exotic Spices

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TODAY'S COOKING TERM: MEUNIERE

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 9:25 AM

MEUNIERE:

Dredged with flour and sauteed in butter.

(Source:  www.d.umn.edu/~alphanu/cookery/glossary_cooking.html)



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TODAY'S COOKING TERM: Food - ASPIC

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 5:25 AM


ASPIC:

Jellied meat, fish or poultry stock or vegetable liquid often used for molding meat, fish, poultry or vegetables.

(Source:  www.d.umn.edu/~alphanu/cookery/glo...

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Spices in Filipino Cuisine by Carlo Villamayor

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Spices in Filipino Cuisine

by: Carlo Villamayor


It’s no secret that Filipino cuisine is one of the best in the world, but like any good food, it has to have its secrets. Few people have really mastered authentic Filipino food—not the washed-down fare you get in fast foods and diners, but real, home-made native dishes. Although mos...

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Great Goat Cheeses of the World

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 11:10 AM

My search for goat cheese recipes led me to Cardamom and Pistachio crusted Goat Cheese salad with a light dressing of Star Anise and Fresh oranges. Found this recipe in a Google+ cooking community shared by healingtomato.com.

Great Goat Cheeses of the World

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Health Benefits of Spicy Food

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Spicy food is traditionally believed to be harmful to your health and well being. In spite of its maligned reputation spicy food also has beneficial effects towards human health.


Discover the Health Benefits of Spicy Food.

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Trade Spice Islands for Spice Trails

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Nigel Powers: “There are only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch!”


[Quote by the character Nigel Powers (Michael Caine), father of British spy Austin Powers (Mike Myers) from the 2002 movie Austin Powers in Goldmember,...

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TODAY'S COOKING TERM: Indian Tempering

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Respected food writer, Monica Bhide has written for well-known publications such as Food & Wine and Cooking Light.  In her article, "The Crackling Spices Of Indian Tempering", she writes about a cooking method common to Indian cuisine called "tempering".


EXCERPT:

" ... Tadka translates as "tempering." It is a method widely use...

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TODAY'S COOKING TERM: Herbs - MEI YEN SEASONING

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 5:35 PM

MEI YEN SEASONING

A blend of seasonings designed to enhance the natural flavor of most foods without introducing flavor overtones of its own. A delicate seasoning long a favorite in oriental cooking. Intended for seasoning vegetables and mild-flavored meats; also has an affinity for dishes with acid ingredien...

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10 Delicious Ways To Eat More Spices

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 5:20 PM

"According to new research from Penn State University, eating a diet rich in herbs and spices reduces the body's negative response to high-fat meals. ..."

10 Delicious Ways To Eat More Spices

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Ethnic Recipes-Yemenite Spice Mix Hawaii

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 5:15 PM

"CELEBRATING DIVERSITY".   What a great theme!!!


"Celebrating Diversity" is a phrase and an attitude that I would characterize as a positive "global game-changer".  (Borrowed the quote from Larry Kudlow, "The Kudlow Report"Added the word positive myself.  Hey!  I give credit where credit is ...

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Food Gift Item: Gourmet Grilling Spices and Meat Rub Collection

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Gourmet Grilling Spices and Meat Rub Collection Gift Basket - The Perfect Gift For Your Bobby Flay!

  • Chicago Steak and Chop
  • Kansas City Classic Rub
  • Athenian Herb Dryglaze
  • Vermont Grill Dryglaze
  • Santa Fe BBQ Dryglaze
  • Send this to Dad for Father's Day; or to any barbeque enthusiast as a great birthday, thank you or any occasion gift

&...

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Results of the Global Flavor Forecast Have Been Released

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM

McCormick partnered with the UK's leading herbs and spices brand, Schwartz, to release the first ever Global Flavour Forecast. ("Flavor", if you're American.) 


McCormick – together with Schwartz – identified six trends and corresponding flavour combinations.  One of those trends m...

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Pasta 'Alfre-ganoff' with Malunggay

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Recipe share from a food blog you should follow.

"Malunggay (aka moringa oleifera) is a local plant well known for its lactative properties. ...

I wa...

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Food Gift Item: World's Hottest Chili Powder

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Naga chilli peppers 100%.

Great gift for the ultimate chili lover.



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SPICE SPOTLIGHT: Star Anise

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Widely used in Chinese and Indian cuisine, this whole spice resembles anise in flavor. Some stars may be broken and not entirely whole.


Favorite dishes using Star Anise: Five-Spice Rub, Poached Pears, Couscous, Ham Glaze, BBQ Sauce.


Star Anise should keep its peak flavor for about two years.



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SPICE SPOTLIGHT: Rosemary

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Originating from Spain, this dried herb is used frequently in Mediterranean cuisine and grilled items.


Rosemary Tin

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SPICE Spotlight: Oregano

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:20 PM

This herb originates from Greece and is an indispensable ingredient to Mediterranean cuisine. Often used in tomato sauces, grilled meats and vegetables.  A common herb used in Italian cuisine.


Oregano Tin

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SPICE Spotlight: Caraway Seeds

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Caraway come from the Arabic al-karwiya.  Caraway is a culinary herb with an interesting history.  It appears in ancient Greek and Roman history, in German foklore, and is even mentioned by Shakespeare. 


Read more at Caraway An overview of historical and modern uses of caraway

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SPICE Spotlight: Marjoram

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Our Egyptian marjoram is typically used in European cuisine and is similar in flavor to oregano. 


Favorite dishes using Marjoram: Roasted Turkey, Goulash, Zucchini Pie, Lamb Gyros, Vichyssoise, Oven-Roasted Potatoes, Beef Stew.


Marjoram should keep it's peak flavor for about six months.


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SPICE Spotlight: Paprika

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Favorite dishes using Paprika:

BBQ Sauce, Chili Con Carne, Deviled Eggs, Bloomin' Onion, Gumbo, Chicken Paprikash, Arroz Con Pollo.


Hungarian Paprika Tin

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